Jake Arrieta


MILWAUKEE – The Cubs should run all the numbers, analyze where the Pittsburgh Pirates will probably hit the ball against Jake Arrieta and break down every possible lineup combination and bullpen m


CINCINNATI – Jake Arrieta has meant so much to the Cubs that he should be in the National League MVP discussion and not just a Cy Young Award frontrunner.


Let’s start with the obvious: All three pitchers are having Cy Young seasons.


Clayton Kershaw is the 2015 NL Cy Young.

Zack Greinke is the 2015 NL Cy Young.

Jake Arrieta is the 2015 NL Cy Young.


CINCINNATI – The best-case scenario for the Cubs is Jake Arrieta throwing nine innings and shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates in a one-game playoff.